Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> no so giant. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, we're just eight days away from forced spending cuts that have been called deep and dangerous. so why is all we're hearing is blame? >>> and as the world gets ready for a new pope, is the church using a cemetery to hide money from abuse victims? >>> and new information about the body found inside a hotel water tower. we have the video that that hotel does not want you to see. >>> let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, hurting the poor because washington has no courage. again today, all we heard was blame when it comes to the forced spending cuts to take effect in eight days. president obama made some talk radio appearances. >> whether or not we can move republicans at this point to do the right thing is what we're still trying to gauge. >> now, he's called the cuts severe and brutal. house speaker john boehner, guess what, completely agrees with that. he's called them deep and dangerous, but they'r
Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
chromium the same chemical at the heart of erin brockovich. >> yes, the water is poisonous. >> my family had five members and four of us had cancer. >> in a letter fibrotech says it didn't cause the contamination but is cleaning up. shirley wants to know why the company is using a permit that expired 16 years ago. it says it's working to renew the permit. >> how would you assess the permitting and enforcement happening right now? what kind of letter grade? >> that's a great question. i don't have a letter grade. >> the day after our interview, director rafael sent out this internal memo telling staff 22 of the state's 118 license facilities are working with outdated permits and writes the agency must review the permitting program. when it comes to the transportation of hazardous waste, sources say record keeping is so bad, regulators don't really know which toxic substances are going where. we analyzed the last 13 years of dtsc reports and found 44% of the entries listed blank or unknown when it came to what type of toxic waste was being transported. >> who's looking to see if you've got
Feb 22, 2013 9:00am PST
and got stuck. erin pike is in wichita. how are you doing? >> reporter: very well. look, schools and universities have closed for the most part today. businesses were all closed yesterday around this area, but slowly opening back up today. the government got a delayed start to the day, but back open, too. and the roads are all open. the government is just urging drivers that if they're going to drive, they want to get all the though off the top of their cars so doesn't obstruct vision. but i have to tell you, a lot of people in kansas are really happy about all this snow because this is the third year of a really terrible drought here. and as you know, it's a big farming state, so a drought is a big problem. but it's bringing much needed moisture. the big concern, though, is with cattle ranchers. i spoke to a couple of them last night and their big concern is keeping cabs warm. it's cabbing season. these pictures are from frank harper. you can see there are probably cows in the snow, but they were also bringing these calves inside to warm them up. >> you don't normally see that.